Sunday, February 5, 2023

Iraq

Germany warns of violent escalation after Turkish ops in Syria, Iraq

German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser expressed her solidarity solidarity with Turkey in the latter's fight against terrorism, but stressing that it "must be carried out in accordance with the laws of state". The Minister made the remarks at a press...

Strikes in Syria hit fuel convoy from Iraq; Iranians killed

Late night airstrikes in eastern Syria along the border with Iraq targeted Iran-backed militiamen, inflicted casualties, Syrian opposition activists said on Wednesday. According to two paramilitary officers in Iraq, some of those killed in the attack were Iranian nationals....

Iranian drone attack kills at least 9 in Iraq

An Iranian drone bombing campaign targeting the bases of an Iranian-Kurdish opposition group in northern Iraq Wednesday has killed at least nine people and wounded 32 others, the Kurdish Regional Government’s Health Ministry said.The strikes took place as demonstrations...

5 IS militants killed in Iraq

A total of five Islamic State (IS) militants, including two local leaders, were killed in an operation to track down IS militants in northern Iraq, the Iraqi military said. A statement by the media office of Iraq's Joint Operations Command...

Merkel wins Unesco Peace Prize for ‘efforts to welcome refugees’

Former German chancellor Angela Merkel has been awarded the 2022 Unesco Peace Prize for “her efforts to welcome refugees”.“All the members of the jury were touched by her courageous decision in 2015 to welcome more than 1.2 million refugees,...

Aid workers face increasingly dangerous situation: UN

Aid workers around the world are working in increasingly dangerous and unstable situations and are being killed, injured, kidnapped and harassed on a daily basis, a UN official warned.Addressing a commemorative event for World Humanitarian Day, Ramesh Rajasingham, senior...

Iraq to recall envoy, summon Turkish ambassador over deadly bombardment

 Iraq has decided to recall its charge d'affaires from Ankara for consultations and summoned the Turkish ambassador over the deadly bombardment on a northern Iraqi resort. The Iraqi Ministerial Council for National Security announced the decisions after holding an emergency...

Iraq: Over 5,000 hospitalised as dust storm sweeps

More than 5,000 people have been hospitalised with respiratory problems across Iraq after a dust storm swept through much of the country, according to the Health Ministry.“The hospitals throughout Iraq received more than 5,000 people suffering from respiratory problems,...

4 rockets hit Iraq’s largest air base

Four Katyusha rockets struck the Balad Air Base, Iraq’s largest military air base in north of the capital Baghdad, a security source said.The rockets landed at the Balad Air Base in Salahudin province, some 90 km north of Baghdad,...